Until when will the long holiday last for National Holidays 2022

This Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July are celebrated National Holidays in the Peru. During these dates one more year of the country’s independence is commemorated. As is customary, different activities are carried out and the President of the Republic issues his traditional Message to the Nation in Congress.

During these dates it is a holiday for public and private sector workers. That is why many take the opportunity to travel, go for a walk, spend time with friends and family. In this note we are going to tell you what the holidays are so that you can organize your time well.

Impressive celebrations for National Holidays (Photo: Municipality of Lima)

UNTIL WHEN WILL THE LONG HOLIDAY LAST FOR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS?

In July, there will be two holidays for both the public and private sectors: July 28 and Friday, July 29.

Because this year the National Holidays fall on Thursday and Friday, a festive bridge will be formed with the weekend rest days, which are Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. That is, Peruvians will have up to four consecutive days off.

It should be clarified that, in accordance with Supreme Decree No. 033-2022-PCM, July 30 and 31 have not been declared non-working days, nor has Monday, August 1.

Holidays can be used to travel with your friends.  Lunahuaná is one of the favorite destinations for tourists (Photo: IStock)
Holidays can be used to travel with your friends. Lunahuaná is one of the favorite destinations for tourists (Photo: IStock)

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BE PAID IF I WORK IN FESTIVITIES?

Article 8 of DL No. 713 states that workers have the right to receive for the non-working holiday the ordinary remuneration corresponding to a day of work.

Article 9 of the same decree provides that in case the worker works on a holiday, and if there is no substitute rest, they are entitled to the payment of the daily remuneration plus a surcharge of 100%.

In this sense, if you work on July 28 and 29, you will receive: a daily remuneration for the holiday, a second for the work done and a third for having worked on a holiday, provided that you do not have a substitute rest day.

WHY ARE JULY 28 AND 29 NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN PERU?

In Peru, July 28 of each year is declared a holiday in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence that took place in 1821 in Lima by José de San Martín.

While the 29th is also a holiday due to the development of the Great Military Parade in tribute to the Armed Forces and National Police of Peru.

The Great Military Parade on July 29 for National Holidays carried out during the PPK government (Photo: Agencia Andina)
The Great Military Parade on July 29 for National Holidays carried out during the PPK government (Photo: Agencia Andina)

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